Antonia White's sustained portrayal of Clara's budding into womanhood is a masterpiece' The Boston Globe
Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated over thirty novels from French. She died in Sussex in 1980.
'An admirable piece of work ... it would not be going too far to say that the book carries on the tradition of Charlotte Bronte in its unfolding of a young girl's experiences in coming to grips with the world' Times Literary Supplement 'Antonia Whit